Fans of Sarah Dessen will love this heartbreaking story
about family, loss, and the joys and disappointments of first love.
Bettina Vasilis can hardly believe it when basketball star
Brady Cullen asks her out, and she just about faints when her strict father
actually approves of him. Over the course of the summer, Bettina falls in love
with Brady … and with the new freedom that comes along with him.
But when school starts up again, Brady changes. What
happened to the sweet boy she fell in love with? Then she meets a smoldering
guy in his twenties, and this “cowboy” is everything Brady is not—gentle,
caring, and interested in getting to know the real Bettina, or “Beta,” as he
Bettina knows that breaking up with Brady would mean losing
her freedom—and that it would be inappropriate for anything to happen between
her and Cowboy. Still, she can’t help that her breath catches when he smiles,
or that she longs for the scent of his auto shop whenever she’s anywhere else.
When tragedy strikes, Bettina must tell her family the
truth—and kiss goodbye the things she thought she knew about herself and the
men in her life.
Leslie Connor has written a lyrical, heartbreaking, and
ultimately hopeful story about family, romance, and the immense power of love. Download and start listening now!